Bust of a Roman Woman

Inv. Scu 866

This portrait represents a young woman. Her face is turned slightly to the right and her gaze is directed towards the ground. She has soft facial features and is depicted with a slight smile that reveals dimples at the corners of her mouth. Her eyes are deeply set and quite large; altogether her features convey a pensive air. Her hair is hidden under a wig made from a series of flat braids.

The work dates to the first half of the third century A.D. and it comes from Esquiline Hill.